Boise State head soccer coach Steve Lucas beefed up the depth of this defending WAC Champion team with eight new recruits.
Defending Western Athletic Conference Coach of
the Year Steve Lucas has brought his best recruiting class ever to
Eight additions to the Lady Bronco soccer team
have signed letters of intent. They
will be joining the returning members of last year's
Alison Clarkson, Tvlyn Hughes, Kallie Heimann,
Rebe Wolverton and Gabriella Garcia are midfielders.
Clarkson played in
while Garcia is from
Wolverton played central
midfield at nationally-ranked
and also played cub soccer
at FC Portland. Wolverton was a
four-year starter at Jesuit and was second team all-league her senior year in
playing for the
state champions. "I
decided to come to
because I felt welcomed by
the coaching staff and players when I visited.
It is a good atmosphere to play Division I soccer, and I loved the
support the city gives to the university," Wolverton said.
Clarkson was all-league her junior and senior
years and was voted the team Most Valuable Player this past season.
because the size of the
city and location of the school fits my lifestyle," Clarkson said.
's soccer program is the
best fit for me, and the academic offerings will help me achieve my long term
played under Coach Randy Dodge for the So Cal Blues Soccer Club and also is
currently on the Puerto Rican National Team.
The Blues have finished second and third in the nation the last two years
in the National Championships. "I
fell in love with the campus, town and weather of
's athletic program and
coaches are so awesome and the team seemed very cool, nice and close," Garcia
Hughes played for
and THUSC Neon Soccer Club
She earned all-league and all-state honors last fall.
THUSC Neon is a four-time State Cup Champion and two-time Regional
Heimann is a teammate of
Hughes and a member of the five-time State Cup Champion THUSC Neon team.
Lucas signed a fullback
Mackenzie Hickel starred in both track and soccer and was all-league her
senior year. Hickel owns the
300-meter hurdles record. "
has an amazing energy on
campus that just fills you. When I arrived the first time, I knew I wanted to
become a part of the Bronco Nation and feel that energy every day," Hickel
To provide depth at
goalkeeper, Lucas signed Maddy McDevitt from
McDevitt is from
and also played for the
Eastside Soccer Club. McDevitt is a
first team all-state player who helped
win three State Cup titles
before moving to Eastside. "I
decided to go to
because it has everything
I am looking for in a school and soccer program. I love the campus and am
excited to be a part of Bronco athletics," Maddy said.
Katy Oehring can play
both fullback and midfield. She is
also a first team all-league player from
"I decided to go to
because the area is great
and it's so much like my home town in
, "Oehring said.